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Squares of chocolate chip banana bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bars {Farmhouse Style}

Do you have browning bananas and need a delicious recipe?  These chocolate chip banana bars are a favorite on our farmhouse table!  We love making the bars thicker and adding plenty of chocolate chips!  
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Chip Banana Bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 9 bars
Calories 208kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life


  • 1 1/4 cup bananas mashed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips plus extra to sprinkle on top


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease 9x9" baking pan.  Mash bananas, add sugar, applesauce and eggs.  Mix well.
  • Slowly add flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.  Mix well.  Fold in 1/2 cup chocolate chips.  Sprinkle a couple tablespoons of chocolate chips on top if desired.  Bake for 25 - 30 minutes.


  • We like to use overripe bananas that are a bit too soft to eat, but not totally brown
  • Totally brown bananas will have a very strong taste
  • Different pan sizes can be used in this recipe, but baking time will need to be adjusted accordingly


Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 273mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 89IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg